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IDF Causes Serious Head Injury to Israeli Lawyer
Saturday, 12 August 2006, 8:57 am
Press Release: International Solidarity Movement

Israeli Army Cause Serious Head Injury to Israeli Lawyer at Demonstration

Earlier today, August 11, the Israeli Army and Border Police shot an Israeli 
demonstrator with rubber bullets from close range in the head and neck, causing 
serious injuries. The man, who is a lawyer, was taken by the army to Tel Hasomer
hospital from where he is reported to have suffered brain damage.

In total 9 people were shot with rubber bullets in a non-violent demonstration 
in Bil'in. Those shot included 2 villagers of Bil'in as well as citizens of 
Denmark, France, USA, Japan and Israel. Other people from United Kingdom, 
Sweden, Denmark were beaten, struck with rifle butt or injured by sound grenade 

About 200 demonstrators joined the peaceful march from the Bil'in mosque to the 
Apartheid Wall about 1 km away. The purpose of the march was to demonstrate 
against the 'New Style of Killing' where even children are targetted by Israeli 
military forces. The marchers carried 5 mock bodies symbolising an entire family
killed by Israeli military action.

Before the marchers were able to leave the village soldiers blocked their route,
announced the demonstration illegal and then immediately fired sound grenades 
and rubber bullets from close range. The solders' commander claimed the 
demonstration was illegal although an Israeli court has previously confirmed the
right of Bil'in villagers to hold demonstrations.

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led non-violent 
resistance movement committed to ending Israel's illegal occupation of 
Palestinian land. We call for full compliance with all relevant UN resolutions 
and international law.


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